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The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide for Writing About Transgender People

All of the best practices for how to write with care about trans people, last updated October 2020.

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On “Person-First Language”: It’s Time to Actually Put the Person First

The “person-first language” rule was created to put the person first, not a disability or diagnosis. But it doesn’t.

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Should I Use the Adjective “Diverse”?

Are you using “diverse” radically or oppressively? Here’s a handy flowchart to help you out.

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Ask a Radical Copyeditor: Black with a Capital “B”

Sometimes you don’t need a dictionary, you need a radical copyeditor. In this issue: why capitalize the B in Black?

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Thirty Everyday Phrases that Perpetuate the Oppression of Indigenous Peoples

Language is a vessel of cultural stories, values, and norms. Learn 30 terms worth questioning in terms of their origins and impact.

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The Spectrum of Language

Language isn’t “correct” or “incorrect”; it exists on a spectrum from actively violent to liberatory.


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